Jakarta Setiabudi Internasional Group and Swire Properties will integrate an AI-backed smart home system at their latest joint venture project – Savyavasa, a luxury residential development in Indonesia.
Habitap, which develops solutions for smart home and smart building management, has been tapped to equip each Savyavasa unit with its smart assistant called Handy that will allow residents to interact with their community. They can also control and manage their home via the Habitap mobile app or through messaging platforms such as WhatsApp.
Built to be intuitive and understandable, Handy is operated with a click of a button – from inviting guests and reserving facilities to operating appliances and ordering amenities, from wherever residents are at any time of the day.
"We are honoured to collaborate with one of Indonesia's top real estate developers, to introduce our smart home system in Indonesia and launch it at Savyavasa. Using AI and the latest technological innovation to provide convenience and connectivity, Habitap has always stayed true to its vision of bringing the smart living experience to people from all walks of life to create a strong community,” Franklin Tang, founder and CEO, Habitap.
Savyavasa comprises three towers amid the lush landscape of Dharmawangsa, South Jakarta. It is located a few minutes away from business centres like Sudirman-Thamrin and Sudirman Center of Business District (SCBD), premium commercial centres such as Plaza Senayan and Pacific Place, and entertainment and lifestyle hubs in Kemang and Senopati.
Advancing smart living in Southeast Asia
Established in Singapore, Habitap seamlessly combines community management, smart home control, and lifestyle offerings into a single platform. In 2017, Habitap developed Singapore’s first smart building management solution, marking its first foray into the commercial space and opens new opportunities for its smart platform.
To date, Habitap manages 12 buildings with a total of 10 million sq ft of net lettable area including offices, business parks and integrated developments, and 13 residential projects with a total of 8000 residential units. It has more than 100,000 combined registered users on its various platforms.
The firm’s collaboration in the Savyavasa’s project marks its entry to its second market outside of Singapore.
“Savyavasa encompasses this vision with a space for residents to feel the comfort of home while experiencing the convenience of flawless facilities and outstanding service. I believe this project will pave the way forward for Habitap in Indonesia and in the ASEAN region, as we seek to meet the needs of technologically-savvy homeowners,” Tang said.
In March, Habitap officially launched in the Philippines with a regional development centre, in a move to amplify the future of smart living and smart building management in the Southeast Asia. The regional development centre in Manila extends the capabilities of Habitap's customer support team and technological innovation by leveraging on Philippines' vibrant economy and technology know-how. Together with a dedicated team who will serve the Asia Pacific region, Habitap is poised to introduce their smart offering to other markets while improving their operational efficiency and competitiveness to advance the concept of smart living.
“This decision has been part of our business growth plan as one of Asia's emerging markets with great potential for us to achieve long-term growth. Reaffirming our commitment to drive greater convenience and efficiency for residential and commercial spaces, the new regional development centre is a significant milestone for the company, and this is one of many other expansion projects you will see this year,” Tang said.